Sermon of January 13, 2019 — “Feasting in the Forest”

Matthew 3:1-17 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’”[a 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s…

April 2, 2017 Sermon — “Stepping Over Problems”

Luke 16:19-31 19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick…

Sermon of May 3, 2015–“In the Vines”

John 15:1-8 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I…

Sermon of October 5, 2014–“Jesus: The Lamb of God”

Matthew 21:33-46 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.34When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his…

Sermon of July 20, 2014–“Keep off the Grass”

Matthew 13:24-30 24 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds…

Sermon of September 22, 2013–“Skipping the Prophets”

Amos 8:4-7 Hear this, you that trample on the needy,    and bring to ruin the poor of the land,  saying, ‘When will the new moon be over    so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath,    so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great,    and practise deceit with…

Weekly Update–August 26, 2013

Hello Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday is Confirmation for Adults at 9 a.m.  We will be studying the Rev. David Ackerman’s new book, Beyond the Lectionary.  All are welcome!    Worship is at 10:15 a.m. and the sermon is “The Tough Conversations” in regards to prayer.  We are still collecting for St….